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giovedì 21 maggio 2009

Interview with Elizabeth Eamer

q)Please introduce yourself.

a)My Name is Elizabeth Eamer and I have been a practicing artist since I graduated with an MA in fine art printmaking from the RCA in 2006.

q) Where do you live and work?

a)I have a studio on Vyner Street in Bethnal Green, London, and I live just around the corner.

q) How would you describe your work to someone who has never seen it?

a)Predominately pen and ink drawings expressing amalgamations of body parts.

q) How did you start in the arts? How/when did you realize you were an artist?

a)I can't remember starting, I've just always drawn and organized colour. It took me a long time to get used to introducing myself as an artist tough, it sounded so arrogant.

q) What are your favorite art materials and why?

a)Black Ink, Rotary Pen, and Paper.

q) What/who influences you most?

a)I started to list them, but it would go on too long!

q) Describe a typical day of art making for you.

a)It changes all the time.

q) Do you have goals, specific things you want to achieve with your art or in your career as an artist?

a)Primarily I have pieces I want to create, but of course I want to have shows and have critical acclaim.

q) What contemporary artists or developments in art interest you?

a)The way the scene changes constantly, yet still stays the same always fascinates me.

q) How long does it typically take you to finish a piece?

a)It varies from one day to two years.

q) Do you enjoy selling your pieces, or are you emotionally attached to them?

a)I like the money but I hate parting with work, although if its part of a print edition its a lot less painful.

q) Is music important to you? If so, what are some things you're listening to now?

a)Yes, it is silent, I am dyslexic so I am concentrating.

q) Books?

a)The observer, Albert Camus

q) What theories or beliefs do you have regarding creativity or the creative process?

a)I think its a bad idea to constrain yourself to any form of belief structure.

q) What do you do (or what do you enjoy doing) when you're not creating?

a)Socializing, sleeping, eating, drinking, sex, not in that order.

q) Do you have any projects or shows coming up that you are particularly excited about?

a)Yes I have a show opening next tuesday the 26th of May at Digitaria Gallery space, 60 Berwick Street, Soho, London, and I am showing in 2010 in the Bargate Gallery in Southampton.

q) Do you follow contemporary art scenes? If so, how? What websites, magazines, galleries do you prefer?

a)I go to private views a lot, I think all Galleries can have great shows and bad shows so there is not one in particular that I rate, but One in the Other Gallery has had some good ones recently.

q) Ask yourself a question you'd like to answer, and answer it.

a)Would you like a cup of tea? Yes, milk one sugar please.

q) Any advice for aspiring artists?

a)Keep making work regardless.

q) Where can we see more of your work online?

a) www.elizabetheamer.com

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